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In photos: the world's largest borders

Borders ‘built by so-called first-world nations as they bump up against so-called third-world ones’ divide opinions.

Is the effort to keep ‘foreigners’ out good for national identity or is it refusing to help those in need? 1,119 more words

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Syria 'shoots down Israeli aircraft' in disputed Golan Heights territory

The Syrian armed forces have shot down an Israeli military aircraft in the disputed territory of Golan Heights, according to state media.

Golan Heights, which is part of Israel, has changed ownership multiple times. 241 more words

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Four Israelis killed after Palestinian gunmen open fire in Tel-Aviv

Four Israelis are dead and five are injured after two Palestinian gunmen opened fire near an open-air market in Tel-Aviv.

In what was one of the deadliest attacks during an eight-month wave of violence, two attackers fired on a crowd at the Sarona market, a popular tourist spot that is opposite Israel’s military headquarters. 254 more words

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Animals are dying in Gaza's zoos

The South Jungle Zoo in Gaza used to be a popular place for families to take their children, pointing out the lions, crocodiles and ostriches. 494 more words

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Isis gains foothold in Gaza as Hamas fighters defect

The Palestinian Islamic group Hamas is facing a growing challenge from disillusioned fighters defecting to Daesh.

Hamas has condemned both al-Qaeda and Daesh for their atrocities, which a senior figure called ‘barbaric’. 393 more words

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